About the Journal


advances.in/psychology (ISSN 2976-937X) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes work that advances the various subfields of psychology and their intersections including but not limited to:

  • clinical and health psychology
  • social, cultural and community psychology
  • personality and individual differences
  • cognitive psychology and neuroscience
  • developmental psychology
  • forensic psychology
  • business and organizational psychology
  • methods
  • sports and rehabilitation psychology

We accept empirical research articles, research reports, reviews, meta-analyses, commentaries and various other types of submissions (see author guidelines for details).

advances.in/psychology implements a transparent double-blind peer review process. Ideally, each paper undergoes evaluation by two reviewers—ideally, one specialized in the field of the submission and the other from a different field. This ensures that successful submissions not only advance the state of the art but also remain relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

To recognize the valuable contributions of our editors and reviewers, we provide compensation for their work. You can find more information about the benefits it offers here. In the spirit of transparency, the anonymous reviews are published as a report alongside the accepted article. We primarily rely on the evaluations provided by our editorial board members and external reviewers. Occasionally, we may also request reviewer recommendations from authors.

The decision to publish a manuscript rests with the editor, who carefully considers the evaluations provided by the reviewers before making a determination.

Our journal operates on a sustainable publishing model supported by an article processing charge (APC). The APC for articles, reviews, and research reports is set at $1950, while commentaries carry a charge of $450. It is worth noting that, unlike many other journals, a significant portion of our revenue is allocated to compensating our dedicated reviewers and editors for their invaluable contributions. To gain a better understanding of our publishing model, you can find further information here.

In recognition of exceptional research contributions, we provide discounts and waivers to authors who may face financial constraints. If you believe that your manuscript meets the criteria for such consideration, we encourage you to contact us before submitting your work. As our financial resources expand, we aim to offer waivers to qualified scholars on a more regular basis.

advances.in/psychology is an online journal. Articles are usually published online between a few days to weeks after acceptance.

In accordance in with the COPE framework, we archive all published articles in a public database.

This journal is owned by the publisher Advances.in.

All articles published in advances.in/psychology are made available under an open-access model with the Creative Commons by 4.0 license. This means that authors maintain the copyright of their work while granting advances.in/psychology the non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, and irrevocable right to publish their manuscript, including its figures, tables, data, and any additional provided material. This publication right extends to various online platforms, including all websites and journals affiliated with or collaborating with Advances.in.

This journal offers open access, ensuring that all its content is readily available at no cost to users or their affiliated institutions. Users can freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the article’s full texts, or utilize them for any lawful purpose without seeking prior permission from either the publisher or the authors.